Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scientific Certainty

"As with many nutrition tips, though, including some offered by the Dietary Guidelines, the tidbit about skipping breakfast is based on scientific speculation, not certainty, and indeed, it may be completely unfounded, as the experiment in New York indicated."

I simply do not understand how I can acquire the certainty that so many scientific folks have without litterally sacrificing my soul. :)  It seems like every time one grabs hold of something as the truth, and applies it to one's life...  a rug is pulled out from under one's feet.

Is it really a stretch to think that science, as a group of knowledgeable statements, is just as likely to be wrong as right? Or... is there something I need to know that tells me when to believe science and when to disbelieve it.